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The Test

This video is from a volunteer weekend shoot with a few friends from back in 2006. In spite of the fact it was shot in standard def, it still made the LA Shorts Fest. I was asked by a friend to put it back up. Enjoy.

Written by Ed Parnel, Directed by James Dalrymple. Starring Randy Tobin, Piper Moretti, Marsha Fee Berger, Bryan Dyer and Andy Brosseau.

Maine Media Workshop

First of all, this is not an advertisement; however…

A week ago, I spent a week in Rockport, Maine, attending the Maine Media Workshop. Maine Media has a number of workshops, most of which I would love to attend. In fact, I met several people who were spending their entire summer attending many, if not all the courses. I can understand why. Rockport is beautiful. The Maine Media workshop is exciting. The subject matter is engaging. And, most importantly, the people you meet are inspiring.

I was attending the Director’s Craft workshop, under the tutelage of Alan Myerson (look him up on IMDB, or, google him). I wanted to brush up on my directorial skills after spending the last few years exclusively working on documentaries. Alan was wonderful to work with. Under his direction, we spent the week working with some amazing actors. Alan took us through the process of auditioning, rehearsing, blocking/staging scenes and finally, shooting a scene. There were nine of us in the workshop. We had plenty of individual attention. We were able to explore our vision with the actors, and help the actors reach a level of performance that was awe inspiring. Alan was perceptive and insightful in helping us expand our directorial skill set. He was kind as he shepherded nine aspiring directors with widely varying skills and experience. And, he was responsible for bringing some amazingly talented actors.

Third Floor Sunset
The summer days are long. The sunsets are beautifully impressionistic.

Our days in the workshop were long, exhausting and invigorating. Each morning and each evening, I had a ten minute walk from my hotel to the campus, through a forest and past New England homes and farmhouses. One evening, long after dark, I stopped to consider the day. As I looked through the darkness enveloping a meadow, I saw hundreds, maybe even ten-thousand fireflies. Completely magical. Owl city must have been there before me. The next morning on my way back to campus, I stopped again, to consider the wild flowers where the fire flies had been.

Wildflowers
In a meadow near campus, wildflowers flourish.

On our last night of the workshop, Maine Media put on an all-you-can-eat lobster feed. There really isn’t anything quite like Maine lobster. After dinner, we watched a show of the weeks production work and then went out with our workshop group for a wrap party. I don’t think any of us were anxious to go back to the real world. However, we all knew that we could go back to our real lives and carry with us the gift of renewal and inspiration our week of hard work had brought.

I came to Maine with a hope to increase my skill set. I gained a wealth of new friends. I left Maine inspired by possibilities.

On my last day there, I turned on my still camera.

Executive Privilege Episode 6: Underground

EP6

Here is the script for the sixth  episode of Executive Privilege. This episode is titled, “Underground”.

While John West escapes from the President’s SpecOps search with two vigilante’s, his girlfriend, Jennifer, dines with the President, discovering that drones are targeting John for destruction.

Please read and make comments. We will try and incorporate your comments in the direction of the story. We’ll be launching our kickstarter campaign soon, and, we’re just about ready for cast and crew. Contact me if you’d like to help.

Episode 6: Executive Privilege_Ep6

Previous episodes:

Executive Privilige_Ep5

Executive Privilege: Abduction

Executive Privilege_Ep3.01

Executive Privilege Episode 2: Deception

Executive Privilege Episode 1

Web Series Episode 5, Executive Privilege: Fugitive

EP5

Here is the script for the fifth episode of Executive Privilege. This episode is titled, “Fugitive”.

Government agents capture John West’s girlfriend as Special Ops troops fire missiles at John. John jumps from the moving SUV moments before the missile hits. He is knocked unconscious as the Special Ops search for his body.

Please read and make comments. We will try and incorporate your comments in the direction of the story. We’ll be launching our kickstarter campaign soon, and, we should be ready for casting by April. Again, if you’re interested in working in, or on, or helping produce, contact me.

Episode 5 Script: Executive Privilige_Ep5

Previous episodes:

Executive Privilege: Abduction

Executive Privilege_Ep3.01

Executive Privilege Episode 2: Deception

Executive Privilege Episode 1

Web Series Episode 4, Executive Privilege: Abduction

EP4

My travel schedule has the delayed the posting of this episode. Sorry about that.

Here is the script for the fourth episode of Executive Privilege. This episode is titled, “Abduction”.

In an effort to bring in John West, Government agents attempt to capture John’s girlfriend, Jennifer Jefferson. What they don’t know is that Jennifer’s got skills.

Please read and make comments. We will try and incorporate your comments in the direction of the story. We’ll be launching our kickstarter campaign soon, and, we should be ready for casting by April. Again, if you’re interested in working in, or on, or helping produce, contact me.

Episode Script: Executive Privilege: Abduction

Previous episodes:

Executive Privilege_Ep3.01

Executive Privilege Episode 2: Deception

Executive Privilege Episode 1